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Carnival Mardi Gras Excel Suite -Is It The Right Cabin For You?

EXCEL Suite Staterooms

So just what is the Carnival Mardi Gras  Excel Suite and is it worth the cost to call that cabin home? In a word-YES! The Excel Suite on the Carnival Mardi Gras takes your sailing experience up to the next level of spacious room, with more extras than you can count and all without breaking the bank. But it’s also important to note that once you experience the Carnival Mardi Gras Excel Suite, you’ll never want to sail any other way ever again. But first, let’s take a look at the vast variety of cabin types and choices that Mardi Gras has to offer before going into a more in-depth look at the Carnival Mardi Gras  Excel Suite.

EXCEL Suite Staterooms

The Mardi Gras is the latest and greatest ship in Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet. It’s the first of two “XL-Class” cruise ships, among the largest in the world with the second in the newest class, the Carnival Celebration set to embark on its maiden voyage in November.  The Mardi Gras, like the upcoming Celebration, are designed for Carnival Cruise Line’s “Fun Ship 2.0” program, which features several new and improved amenities for guests to enjoy.

The Mardi Gras has more than 18 decks, including an outdoor pool deck with a real-life carousel, a water park, a mini-golf course, and Bolt’s first-ever roller coaster at sea. The Mardi Gras also has a larger casino than any other Carnival cruise ship and of course restaurants and eateries than ever before. 

Bolt Roller Coaster

With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to decide which cabin is the right fit for you at the Mardi Gras and just how does the Excel Suite on the Mardi Gras measure up when going through the process of selecting a cabin to make your voyage perfect. 

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First, consider how many people you’ll be traveling with. Do you need a large cabin for a group, or will a smaller space suffice? Next, think about what amenities you’re looking for. Do you want a cabin with a kitchenette? A private balcony? Or maybe you’re hoping for a cozy fireplace to curl up in front of at night.

Once you’ve narrowed down your options, it’s time to take a closer look to narrow down the choices. When deciding on which room to call home, be sure to weigh all the factors such as just how much time will you be spending in your cabin, and pay attention to the little details that make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable. And, of course,  be sure to check the price tag to make sure it fits within your budget. This is when working with a travel agent is a must and of course, their services are not only always free, but more often than not, they’ll have access to plenty of extras that will take your trip from ordinary to extraordinary. 

Cabin Types:

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The Mardi Gras has various cabin types to choose from, which offers something for everyone.

Interior Staterooms:

If you want a more budget-friendly option, an interior stateroom might be the right choice. These cabins are located throughout the ship and range in size from 170 to 280 square feet.

Interior Room Carnival Cruise

An interior stateroom features include two twin beds that can be converted into a queen-sized bed, a private bathroom with a shower, a TV, and a furniture package that includes a desk, chair, and stool. You’ll also have access to 24-hour room service.

Ocean View Staterooms:

If you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of the ocean during your cruise, an ocean view stateroom is a great option. These rooms are comfy and can adjust five people, with either two twin beds that convert to a queen or one queen bed.

Room Cabin Choices Carnival Mardi Gras

You’ll have a  window to take in the view, as well as a private bathroom with a shower, a couch area with a table, a desk area, and all the things to give it that comfy feel.  You can also have the access to a connecting room if you’re traveling with a large group.

Balcony Staterooms:

For the next step up in luxury and space, the balcony stateroom offers guests their own private space to enjoy the outdoors. These cabins range from 215 to 640 square feet and have either a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors or a traditional balcony with patio furniture. There is nothing better than sitting out on your balcony as the sun rises or sets depending on whether you’re on the port or the starboard side of the ship. 

Room Cabin Choices Carnival Mardi Gras

The balcony stateroom can adjust up to five people and have two twin beds that convert to a queen or one queen bed. You’ll also have a private bathroom with a shower, a TV, and all the other amenities that you have in the interior cabins but with more room. A balcony will really take your cruise up to that next level. 

Suite Staterooms:

For an extra special cruise experience, book a suite stateroom. The suit staterooms are the largest on the ship, ranging from 715 to 3,790 square feet.

Bed EXCEL Suite Staterooms

Suite staterooms can accommodate up to five people and have separate living and sleeping areas and tables and chairs. You’ll also have a private balcony, a dressing area, a private bathroom with a tub and shower, and two TVs. Plus, you’ll enjoy perks like priority boarding, priority reservations for dining and shows, concierge service, and 24-hour room service.

Dresser Vanity EXCEL Suite Staterooms

Suite staterooms have plenty of space for families or a group of friends, and the added perks make them worth the splurge.

Family Harbor Staterooms & Suites

The Mardi Gras also offers a variety of staterooms and suites in the Family Harbor area. These cabins are designed for families and feature kid-friendly amenities like a private bathroom with a shower and tub, a TV, video games, and a play area. Plus, you’ll have access to the Family Harbor Lounge, its concierge, a TV area, and a playroom.

Staterooms Carnival Mardi Gras

The Family Harbor suites are a great option if you require a little extra space. These suites range from 1,130 to 1,355 square feet and have a separate living area with a sofa bed, an LCD, and a dining table.

Cloud 9 Spa Staterooms & Suites

For a truly relaxing cruise experience, book a stateroom or suite in the Cloud 9 Spa area. These cabins are located on Deck 14 and have access to the Cloud 9 Spa, which features a fitness center, a sauna, a steam room, and a spa. Cloud 9 Spa staterooms and suites range from 170 to 640 square feet and can accommodate up to five people.

Staterooms Carnival Mardi Gras

You’ll also have a private bathroom with a shower, a TV, and room service. Plus, you’ll enjoy perks like priority boarding and 24-hour room service.”

Havana Staterooms & Suites

The Mardi Gras also offers a variety of staterooms and suites in the Havana area. These cabins are located on Deck 8 and feature private balconies, queen-sized beds, and access to the Havana Pool and Bar.

Staterooms Carnival Mardi Gras

Havana staterooms and suites range from 215 to 640 square feet and can accommodate up to five people.

Excel Suites

Staterooms Carnival Mardi Gras

With three different types to choose from, the Carnival Excel Suite on board the Mardi Gras is the kind of room that proves that vacation and comfort go hand-in-hand. In this large room, you’ll find not only a bathroom with a spacious shower and a double sink but a good amount of room for living and lounging.

If you’re looking for the largest stateroom and best view on the ship — one practically the same as what the captain sees — then your search stops here. The Carnival Excel Presidential Suite features a separate living room and bedroom, and these spaces have two TVs, a walk-in closet, lighted vanity, and a sectional sofa. There’s a dining area and of course a wet bar. You’ll find truly deluxe extras like the bathroom with a large shower and two sinks, plus we put the toilet and an extra sink in a separate room for convenience and privacy.

Staterooms Carnival Mardi Gras

And the luxury doesn’t stop there because once you step outside you’ll find a hot tub on your outside on the wraparound balcony, which is so large that “balcony” might not even be the right word, since it features seating from lounge chairs to loveseats, rocking chair to daybed, for over a dozen of your closest friends, plus an al fresco dining table.

Extra Perks:

Beyond the basics, you’ll discover accommodations that take your travel experience to the next level. You can add flexible staterooms, connecting rooms, extra space in the bathrooms, and accessible cruising accommodations. With lots of options, you can pick the perfect room to fit your needs.

No matter your specific needs and wants, there’s sure to be a perfect cabin for you on the Mardi Gras. So start searching and get ready for an unforgettable voyage!